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Housing Case Manager

The Guidance Center of Westchester

Description

PROGRAM: Supported Housing

HOURS:   9: AM – 5: PM; Monday - Friday

REQUIREMENTS:  B.A./B.S. preferred, A.A. or equivalent combination
                             of education and experience
                             Work history with a diverse population
                             Clean Driver’s License required

SKILLS/ABILITY:   Ability to coordinate and prioritize various tasks.
                              Writing, communicate and computer skills,
maintain charts, provide referral and linkage
                              to DSS, SSA and
                              Life Skills teaching. Other duties as assigned.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
a.     Provide case management services to assigned participants in the OMH Supported Housing Program and Rental Assistance Program.
b.    Function as a team member through attendance of weekly staff meetings
c.     Conduct home/office visits monthly or as required.
d.    Complete and submit home visit verification logs weekly.
e.      Assist participants in applying for Section 8 certificate or other appropriate Housing referrals.
f.     Assist and accompany participants to DSS & Social Security Administration for entitlements, as needed to apply for and secure benefits.
g.    Provide referrals and linkage of participants as needed to substance use treatment, vocational training, and various community resources and conduct appropriate follow-up. i.e. Health Home and Care Coordination providers.
h.     Evaluate apartment’s conformance to Housing Quality Standards for safety and habitability.
i.      Maintain assigned charts
Progress notes (Monthly)
Service Plans (Updated every six months)
Participants consent forms (Yearly or as needed), and
j.      Provide supportive counseling to participants on caseload.
k.     Act a liaison with other service providers to help ensure appropriate service delivery.
l.      Assist client in developing and maintaining a budget for paying their bills such as, (Rent, Con Ed, Cable, Food Shopping, Etc.)
m.   Facilitate and mediate communication with assigned participants and landlords as needed.
n.     Reviews lease documents between participants and landlords to ensure participants are aware of, and understand the provisions of the lease agreement.
o.    Coordinate and collaborate with Finance Department to insure accurate and timely payments to landlords.
p.    Facilitate transitional support groups.
q.    Participate in case management and professional development activities such as trainings webinars, and continuing education services.
r.      Complete all other assignments.
*Must have a valid NYS driving license and driving record that meets the organization and their respective insurance company's driving requirements at all times.

Salary

TBD based on experience

Contact

Allison Watson
Fax: 914-237-7256
Email: awatson@theguidancecenter.org

Posted on 07/25/17; CVMHA ID #11262